About Murphy...
Position: COA Elementary Connect Music Teacher
Room: Ryan Elementary (office hours by appt)
Phone: 480-223-8903
Email: Murphy

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Welcome!

Welcome to COA Elementary Connect Music! I'm Mrs. Murphy and proud to be the Harmonious Hornet music teacher! COA Elementary Connect has LIVE music twice a week, along with lots of exciting music opportunities throughout the year. We are creating the BEST virtual music program and excited to have all of our Hornets be music future-ready! I am always available via email. All office hours and in-person music activities will be at Ryan Elementary.

My Education and Professional Background

I am a native New Yorker, now in Arizona since 2001. I received my Bachelor's of Music at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY and my Master's in Music Education from Long Island University, also a certified Music Rhapsody educator. I have also been a clinician for special education music for both Arizona Music Educators Association and New York State School Music Association. In 2006, I was presented with the Arizona Working Parent of the Year award. This is my 26th year of teaching elementary music, my 14th here in CUSD and my second year with COA Elementary Connect.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that music is a path for us to unlock our creativity and learn lifelong skills in teamwork and collaboration. I strive to make a safe environment where students enjoy creating music at any level of ability. Hard work, perseverance and practice are celebrated as part of our learning process. My future starts when I wake up in the morning. Every day, I find something creative to do with my life.' - Miles Davis
 

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